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Thanks Captain Obvious: UC Davis Study Uses Twitter to Show Public Becoming More Desensitized to ‘Pandemic Life’

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Researchers at the University of California-Davis say the public is getting desensitized to the coronavirus pandemic, especially when it comes to following pandemic-era safety measures. Who is shocked by this? Nonetheless, the study was published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research Infodemiology.

The study looks at how the public responded to COVID-19 articles currently and compared the reactions on Twitter since early 2020.  Communications doctoral student Hannah Stevens says the public has come a long way since the toilet paper panic-buying days.

The “Objective” of the study states: “In this work, we examine the effect of fear-inducing news articles on people’s expression of anxiety on Twitter. Additionally, we investigate desensitization to fear-inducing health news over time, despite the steadily rising COVID-19 death toll.”

“COVID-19 has made an indelible mark on history, and now it’s time to consider what went wrong so we can do better in communicating more effectively during future health crises, and even now, as the delta variant becomes more widespread,” Stevens says in a university release.

“First and foremost, we need to understand how and why scary health news lost impact over time, despite the rapidly increasing death toll” added Stevens. “Our study shows a need to delve deeper into how to re-sensitize the public and motivate them to take action in the face of an ongoing emergency,” she says.

How to re-sensitize the public? Stevens and her colleagues need to take a better look at the absolutely conflicting advice and information that has been vomited from the government, the Centers for Disease Control and the mainstream media as well as the hypocritical actions by those putting the mandates in place.

The public wasn’t just desensitized due to the overload of information, they were sick and tired of being manipulated and lied to. Stevens and the study go on to say “Testing the effectiveness of various health-risk communication strategies could quite possibly mean the difference between life and death in the future,” Stevens adds.

“If another health crisis occurred today, or COVID-19 takes another turn for the worse, it is essential for public health officials to consider that they are communicating to a desensitized public. I hope that this paper can be an impetus to get that discussion started” concludes Stevens.

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  1. IraMad

    July 21, 2021 at 9:29 am

    I see a survival rate of 99+% and I just can’t keep from being angry! Our world was completely overturned…and for what? Media over-hype frightened the entire planet…and for what? American deaths, regardless of cause, were incentivized by the establishment, causing COVID death figures that were shocking…exactly as planned. Any non-government information, from hundreds of researchers and doctors, was CENSORED by lapdog media. Truth is verboten!
    Desensitized? Maybe not accurate. Perhaps angry…shocked…stunned better describes what’s happening. Americans know we’ve been lied to and manipulated. It’s not desensitized. We no longer TRUST our leaders. We no longer have faith that media is independent and honest. We no longer trust SCIENCE, as it’s been weaponized against us. We have lost faith in EVERYTHING we trusted before. America is in shock! We aren’t desensitized, we’re damned mad! We’re just not going to fall for these control mechanisms anymore. We know our government was stolen! We know the CABAL is focused on destruction, not improvement.
    No. We’re AWAKE, not desensitized. No more blind obedience toward the invaders!
    I’m convinced the author of this puff piece has been DESENSITIZED!

  2. Staber

    July 21, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Leave it up to some study to waste time telling us what is painfully obvious

  3. Jorge

    July 21, 2021 at 10:16 am

    “First and foremost, we need to understand how and why scary health news lost impact over time, despite the rapidly increasing death toll” added Stevens. “Our study shows a need to delve deeper into how to re-sensitize the public and motivate them to take action in the face of an ongoing emergency,” she says. – Basically propagate fear for the sake of fear. People realized this was a hoax when 99.9% of the people around them weren’t dropping dead out of nowhere.

  4. Vee

    July 21, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    @ Iramad: Excellent comment, smack-dab accurate and well said, besides.

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MSNBC Host Blames Trump, Cable News for COVID Deaths, Compares Unvaccinated to Cult Mass Suicides

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MSNBC’s leftist commentator Mika Brzezinski may have forgotten her beloved Joe Biden now holds the office of President of the United States, and has since January. She is vehemently blaming former President Trump for the current coronavirus situation.

People are dying because of Donald Trump and his “evil allies on cable news” , says Brzezinski. While co-hosting Monday morning’s Morning Joe Brzezinski reacted to a statement Trump released Sunday saying the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout is “not doing well at all.”

“He’s way behind schedule and people are refusing to take the Vaccine because they don’t trust his Administration, they don’t trust the Election results, and they certainly don’t trust the Fake News, which is refusing to tell the Truth” Trump’s statement added.

Deflecting and defending, Brzezinski goes on an insane tirade saying Trump is “twisting it again.” “Let’s just look at the facts, look at the hospital records, look at the people who are still dying. The U.S. surgeon general says 99 percent of those people who are dying don’t have vaccines. They all could be preventable deaths, and all of the heartbreaking stories of the husbands or wives being put on ventilators and dying and in the last moments, their last breaths of life, they regret that they listened to politicians or cable news hosts, who followed their dangerous, demented advice instead of listening to their doctor.”

First of all, there is no more unethical thing for a so-called news organization or host to do than to tell viewers their loved ones’ deaths were “preventable.” Brzezinski just insulted those for not “listening to their doctor” yet calls the deaths preventable despite knowing anything about the details or patient health history. That, dear Brzezinski, is not listening to “the science.”

Second, she proved Trump’s point. Trump said not enough people are vaccinated because of Biden’s slow rollout and inability to comfort the American people on its safety and efficacy. He is not telling people not to get vaccinated as Brzezinski insinuates.

Brzezinski claims citizens are listening to “demented advice” from politicians and cable news hosts, while she, a cable news host, gives the most demented analysis of all, comparing Trump supporters to the mass suicides of cults.

“We’ve been saying that those people following Donald Trump off a cliff were living as if it was like a cult. Let’s be clear about this. This is not cult-like behavior, this is not like a cult- this is now how people behave when they are in a cult” said Brzezinski. Despite saying the word “cult” over and over, it’s impossible to understand what she is actually trying to say.

The host continued to rant, “If you want to know why, it’s because they are, in fact, living in a cult, that’s the definition of one and it’s killing them. Whether you’re talking about David Koresh and Waco or the Jonestown mass suicides or Donald Trump’s lies about COVID, people died and people are dying, and they are dying because Donald Trump and his evil allies on cable news and social media and on Capitol Hill.”

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BREAKING: Trump Announces Lawsuit Against Facebook, Google and Twitter

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Former President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday he brought lawsuits against the largest tech companies that silenced him and many conservatives. Trump is filing suits against Facebook, Twitter and Google, as well as their CEOs.

At a news conference that took place at his Bedminster, New Jersey golf course, the former president said, “Today I’m filing as the lead class representative a major class action lawsuit against the Big Tech giants Facebook, Google and Twitter and [CEO’s] Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey and Sundar Pichai.”

He continued, “we’re demanding an end to the shadow-banning, a stop to the silencing and a stop to the blacklisting, banishing and canceling that you know so well.” He said the suits are a “beautiful development for our freedom of speech” and “we’re going to hold Big Tech very accountable.”

Trump is serving as lead plaintiff in the class-action suits for being wrongfully censored by the individuals and their respective companies. The suits were filed in U.S. District Court for Florida’s southern district.

National Review reports the suit is backed by the America First Policy Institute, a nonprofit launched by former Trump administration members to advance the former president’s policies. Trump was banned from Twitter and temporarily banned from Facebook after the January 6 riots on the United States Capitol.

On January 7th, Zuckerberg said Trump was suspended from the platform because he used it “to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government.” Facebook has extended his ban to at least January of 2023.

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